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Thank you, and goodbye

FORGIVE me, dear reader, for this moment of reflection. After 11 and a half years on the trade beat, and occupying the editor’s chair for nearly the past …

VAT’s the way to do it

DEPENDING on your political perspective, the Coalition is either correct in its determination to see out its austerity programme, or it is time to put plan B …

Making all the right noises

EVER since he assumed the licensing brief in 2007, justice minister Kenny MacAskill has often praised the value of the on-trade and the wider drinks industry …

An unwelcome Christmas gift

AS Christmas ‘gifts’ go, it would have been as welcome as an ill-fitting woolly jumper from grandma. In normal circumstances, licensed operators spend the …

New direction for Edinburgh board

IN an age of controlled media pronouncements, with politicians rarely allowed to stray ‘off message’, it’s always pleasing, if rare, to hear an elected …

Arran story is compelling

AS I sit at my computer, stroking my (Movember only) moustache and contemplating the latest developments in the trade, I find myself becoming more and more …

Time to tackle pubco inertia

IT wasn’t so long ago that it seemed positive steps would finally be taken to improve the tempestuous relationship pub tenants often have with their pubco …

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